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Chapter 5 - Beaver, Bison, and Black Robes: Montana's Fur Trade, 1800 - 1860


Online textbook: Chapter 5 - (.pdf)

Worksheet 1: Smallpox and the Slaughter of the Bison - (.pdf)

Worksheet 2: Map Skills - (.pdf)

Learning from Historical Documents:

Broadside Announcing the Auction of Buffalo Robes, 1877

Interesting Links

Hear some Métis fiddle tunes and learn the importance of the fiddle in Métis culture.


Canadian Cree, E. S. Paxson, 1905, Montana Historical Society Museum

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